Gus Xia, Ph.D.

Gus Xia, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor

Computer Science and Engineering


Gus (Guangyu) Xia is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at NYU Shanghai, and also a research Assistant Professor at NYU Tandon. He holds a Ph.D. in Machine Learning from Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked with Prof. Roger Dannenberg.

Xia's main research field is Computer Music. His interdisciplinary research encompasses Machine Learning, HCI, Robotics, and Music. His representative works include human-computer interactive performances, autonomous dancing robots, smart music displays, and large-scale content-based music retrieval.

Recently, he has been building artificial music performers that are able to perform expressively in concert with human musicians by learning musicianship from rehearsals. This effort unifies expressive performance rendering and automatic accompaniment in a machine-learning framework, generating expressive and professional performances by robots and computers. See DEMOS.

Xia is also a professional DI and XIAO (Chinese flute and vertical flute) player. For more, please visit his personal website.


Carnegie Mellon University, 2016

Ph.D., Machine Learning

Peking University, 2010

B.S., Information Science